Job Opportunities

Lead Pastor/Head of Staff 

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United Church of Cohoes seeks to call as its full-time Lead Pastor/Head of Staff with the following:
  • Follower of Jesus Christ, seeking Him in all aspects of life and reflecting His character in and beyond the walls of the Church.
  • Spirit-led teaching, preaching the gospel with relevance and authenticity which reflect an in-depth understanding of God’s word, and contains real-life illustrations.
  • Effective administrative skills to organize, energize, oversee, and delegate.
  • Ready to provide visionary leadership, spiritual guidance, pastoral care and support to the congregation. 
  • Foster a culture of love, grace, and inclusivity while demonstrating empathy, compassion and confidentiality.
  • Serve as an effective shepherd providing pastoral care to covenant partners and those hurting in the community.
  • Strong problem-solving and communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Eager to foster collaboration with community leaders and pastors.
  • Facilitate engaging educational opportunities, including bible studies, small groups, and workshops to deepen biblical understanding and theological reflection.
  • Lead the church in scripture-founded financial growth through consistent tithing, offering, and stewardship, and explore opportunities for community-funded grants.
  • Ordained minister with a Master of Divinity degree or equivalent theological education from an accredited institution.
  • Committed to ECO’s essential tenets & polity
  • Aligned with the theological traditions and values of our historic church, with a willingness to engage in ongoing dialogue and discernment.
  • Committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, sharing it with the lost and teaching it to His disciples.

To apply for the position of Lead Pastor/Head of Staff, please submit a cover letter, resume, references and statement of faith to the Pastoral Nominating Committee by email:

In your cover letter, please address your qualifications and your vision for ministry within the United Church of Cohoes context. Applications will be accepted until Sunday, June 30, 2024. Candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted for interviews in the weeks that follow. Please be aware that a video of a recent sermon will be required as a candidate moves forward in the application process. A more detailed job description will be provided upon request.
Total compensation includes salary, housing, healthcare and insurance benefits, phone, travel and study allowance, and retirement as specified by ECO; A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians. See link to Church Profile above for more details.